I’ve known Sandile Ndolvu for 10 years, since he was a 13 year old boy. I met him at Izulu Orphan Projects, an NPO I volunteered at, before I started I Learn to Live – Ngifundela Ukuphila. Sandile is one of life’s happy-go-lucky individuals. Always smiling, always dressed to impress and to raise eyebrows. Currently he works at a driver at Transnet, but when I asked if he wished he could be doing something else, he said, “I’d love my own business, I’m not sure what though.”
So I imagined a small business for him – a spaza shop in his community. A place that reflects his quirkiness and meets some of the needs of the community he lives in.